Ballparks are full of history. They each have thier own distinct features, The bricks and ivy in Wrigley, monument park and the mystique of Yankee stadium, the warehouse at Camden, the green monster at Fenway, and more, but when you go to a park its more than to see the game, its to take in the environment. As much as I dislike it, part of going to Turner is listening to the fans do that tommohawk chant. I also enjoy seeing the statues or plaques of players who have contributed to all that history.

Each ballpark also gives you a different perspective of the game. What might be a HR at one park is just a fly ball in another. The site lines, angles and views of a game vary from park to park, even if your sitting in the same general area. Also the in game extras , like the mascot races, or singing the stretch at Wrigley, Sweet Caroline at Fenway, or the 7th inning God Bless America at Yankee stadium.

Another great thing about parks is visiting the local bar near the stadium. Harry Carays and Murphy's in Chicago, Pickles in Baltimore, Hockeytown Cafe in Detroit, Hooters in Anaheim, Rock Bottom Brewery in Denver (and Cinci), Harpoon Brewery in Boston, and Billys sports bar in the Bronx.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Coming up

Well, it looks like I will be heading to the California for a 5 game set up the coast. 5 parks in 5 days. Gonna be a blast. I still want to do the trip to Pitt/Philly/Washington. If not that, maybe just a short trip to FL to see the Rays & Fish. I will leave that decision up to Shawn.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Almost here!!

It is almost time for Baseball. I am still deciding which trips to take this year. There are a few possibilities. Maybe a west coast trip with Chris, or maybe a trip to Philly, Pitt and Washington with Shawn. Maybe Both. Of course there is the possibility of hitting both parks in FL as well, including the new Marlins park. One thing for sure, I will be hitting several Braves games.

This is just a pic from the internet, but I am hoping this is in our plans this year. I have been wanting to hit it for a long time.